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Seoul City Cancels Shincheonji Permit, Blames Religious Sect for Virus Outbreak

Seoul City Cancels Shincheonji Permit, Blames Religious Sect for Virus Outbreak

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government canceled a permit for a foundation apparently associated with Shincheonji Thursday, accusing the fringe religious sect of aggravating the coronavirus outbreak. The Shincheonji Church of Jesus, estimated to have more than 200,000 followers in the country, and its founder Lee Man-hee face multiple lawsuits. They [...]

Seoul’s Tap Water Unlikely to Transmit Coronavirus

Seoul’s Tap Water Unlikely to Transmit Coronavirus

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — How safe is Arisu, Seoul’s tap water, when the coronavirus continues to spread? The Seoul Metropolitan Government explained Monday that Arisu is perfectly safe to drink since the virus is completely eradicated during the purification process. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization [...]

Seoul District Launches Urban Street Galleries to Prevent Crime

Seoul District Launches Urban Street Galleries to Prevent Crime

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seocho District has established a city gallery to decorate a secluded area with lights and paintings. The district’s new gallery, located in the underground walkway that connects Yangjaecheon Bridge and Express Bus Terminal Station, uses augmented reality (AR) technology to communicate with visitors and residents. The gallery is [...]

Seoul City Introducing Onsite Dispatch of Stenographers for the Hearing-impaired

Seoul City Introducing Onsite Dispatch of Stenographers for the Hearing-impaired

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will implement a “text-translation service” in which a stenographer will help people with a hearing impairment to communicate to land a job, navigate their career and practice self-development. The plan calls for sending a “text interpreter” – a stenographer – to help the hearing-impaired communicate [...]

Seoul City Initiative Brings IoT Solution to Urban Parking Dilemma

Seoul City Initiative Brings IoT Solution to Urban Parking Dilemma

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will apply Internet of Things (IoT) technology to “green parking,” parking spaces created by tearing down residential walls. Through this initiative, the city plans to expand real-time parking sharing services so that individuals can share empty parking places and gain additional income. The green [...]